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Black history and America’s Great Migration

That was the theme of a presentation by bestselling author Isabel Wilkerson, whose book ... Denzel Washington, Michelle Obama — all children or grandchildren of the Great Migration. It changed the ... read more

Isabel Wilkerson Talks About Michelle Obama’s Memoir

Isabel Wilkerson’s award-winning ... Wilkerson discusses her review-essay about Michelle Obama’s best-selling memoir, “Becoming.” Obama’s family’s history is linked to the Great Migration. Wilkerson ... read more

Part II…”The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration”: Isabel Wilkerson Tracks Exodus of Blacks from US South

Another thing is that these people ended up becoming ... mother. ISABEL WILKERSON: Mm-hmm. AMY GOODMAN: African father from Kenya. But Michelle Obama is different. ISABEL WILKERSON: Yeah, she’s ... read more

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Why African Americans left the South in droves — and what’s bringing them back

America simply looks different than it did a century ago, and this new phase of migration is characterized by very different motivations than the last. With the help of historian Isabel Wilkerson ... ... read more


Afternoon Shift: Isabel Wilkerson, libraries and Chicago theater

Isabel Wilkerson: Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson joins us to talk about The Warmth of Other Suns; the One Book, One Chicago selection about the Great Migration ... first lady ... read more

Obama's 2011 Summer Reading List

There was, by the way, one nonfiction selection that seems likely to end up on the bedside tables of both Barack and Michelle Obama ... Great Migration,” about the exodus of blacks from the South, ... read more

Isabel Wilkerson Talks About Generations of Black Immigrants

including Michelle Obama. “Any immigrant experience is often judged by what happens to succeeding generations, and by whatever institutions are left by those succeeding generations,” Wilkerson says. ... read more

Ordinary people: the middle class aspirations that give the Obamas their appeal

As a technocrat who is often accused of being aloof and arrogant, they have done a great deal to humanise him in the eyes of voters and have contributed enormously to his success. Michelle Obama has . ... read more

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson presents Carleton’s opening convocation

Celebrating the opening of the 2018-19 academic year, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Isabel Wilkerson will present ... Denzel Washington, Michelle Obama—all children or grandchildren of ... read more

Welcome To The Michelle Obama Show: The Former First Lady Builds A Marketing Machine

In the last few weeks it has become the best-selling book of 2018. And the live show is, well, just that – a show, an event, a spectacle. Welcome to the spectacle-ization of Michelle Obama. She has ... read more



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